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. that package heads to the senate after the president's inauguration. >>> alexis, wineman grew up knowing she was not like any other kids, but it wasn't until she turned 11 that she really found out why. here's dr. sanjay gupta with the story of a girl who did not let her disorder get in the way of her dreams. >> reporter: miss montana surrounded by more than 50 other bo beauty queens on stage. for most of her life, alexis, wineman spent her time alone. >> i was very quiet. i couldn't say anything right. i was picked on for the way i spoke. i didn't have any friends. >> reporter: her parents knew there wassing ing ssomething w their small town didn't have the resources to figure out what it was. at the age of 11, a doctor finely put the name to wineman's condition, pervasive development disorder, a mile form of autism. typically children with autism are intelligent but very quiet. typically they don't end up becoming beauty queens either. but wineman said one day she simply decided not to let her condition define her. >> i wanted to accept myself and my autism and i realized that my autism d
with a young student. >> everyone needs to read that letter. it is shocking. >> alexis, are you here? you want to come up here? come on. don't be shy, nobody's going to bite. >> let's give her some encouragement here. we've heard from adults all day long, we want to hear from somebody who is -- come over here, young lady. my name is cheryl, thank you for being here. we have some great guests who care about you, everybody in this room cares about you. you have been through some training. you have a question for our guests? >> no, but i want to thank you for doing this. thank you. without this we'd be back at scare one. >> thank you. >> have you seen bullying at your school? can you tell us a little about that? >> i don't have bullying like at the movie but it's kind of like, oh, she wore this, so. >> did somebody in your school do something about it? >> not really. the teachers don't see it. >> nobody wants to say anything to the teachers so they don't think this is a big deal. >> yeah. >> you've been through training to stop bullying so what does that mean? >> we'll try to stop it
. alexis has called in from gaithersburg, maryland. if you would like a tote bag, that is yours for a contribution of $100. we tote these bags from all over the country. a very sturdy canvas bag. the statue of liberty, democracy now! on one side. to live tv. independent radio, tv news on the other. another phone call from new york. we have gotten calls from pr. karen has call from california. karen is getting a copy of "static." i will sign the copy for you. the book is yours. i wrote it with david goodman. it is yours for a $25 contribution. you can get my latest book, "the silenced majority." that book can be yours for a $75 contribution. or all five books in our collection, you can get all the books. the ford has a 4 by bill moyers, "breaking the sound barrier." the last is a book of the last three years of columns appearing in newspapers around the country. you can ask your newspaper to run it. the editorials are supposed to pay a vigorous dialogue. all five books together, all signed, yours for $200, and you have a library of books for yourselves, books to give for holidays
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